The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly Since he was five years old he s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the persThe dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly Since he was five years old he s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving The answers await in Weep, but so do mysteries including the blue skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo s dreams How did he dream her before he knew she existed And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real Welcome to Weep.
Strange the Dreamer The dream chooses the dreamer not the other way around and Lazlo Strange war orphan and junior librarian has always feared that his dream chose poorly Since he was five years old he s been obsessed
Have you ever loved a book so much that it completely fills your soul, warms your heart, and heals your broken pieces Because that s Strange the Dreamer On the second Sabbat of Twelfthmoon, in the city of Weep, a girl fell from the sky Her skin was blue, her blood was red This is that rare type of book that, while reading, is a constant reminder of why you fell in love with reading in the first place This book is perfection This book is a tangible piece of joy The feeling while reading this is i [...]
It was impossible, of course.But when did that ever stop any dreamer from dreaming Oh hell, it was gorgeous perfection.I ve been away for a while because I m on vacation, but I just had to step back in and review this completely strange, utterly beautiful book I ve been waiting so long for Laini Taylor to steal my heart once , and Strange the Dreamer does not disappoint.It s so tempting when reviewing Taylor s books to talk about the writing style and language Because it s stunning I don t know [...]
Blown Away.That was incredible.
Audio re read was freaking awesome Had to get the UK Version my bookmark from my favorite place on Etsy Yay This book is amazing That s just all there is to it Laini Taylor is amaze balls When I got this beautiful book from UPS I about fell over It is so freaking beautiful The cover is so shiny and no amount of pictures can do it justice You just have to see it for yourself This book is so full of everything How do I even review a book that is all over and made me sad and took me to a strange an [...]
Reread Apr 2017This time I actually finished it, I listened to the audiobook, and it was better but still lots of unnecessary filler that prevented me from really getting into the story Really sad I didn t enjoy it but oh well, I gave it a fair shot DNF Jan 2017I never, like literally never, DNF books but this is one that I just couldn t do I was so incredibly confused the whole time I read it It was so all over the place I couldn t even bring myself to read any further DNFed pg 150 Rating is o [...]
I love the DoSaB trilogy, which made me nervous to read STRANGE, because how could anything top DoSaB Somehow, Laini manages it Probably because she is really, really talented but also I think she might make blood sacrifices to the muses STRANGE THE DREAMER is a beautiful, unusual, unexpected story which so many great characters that it s very hard for me to pick a favorite Worldbuilding is intense and wholly original, but still very readable and organic The incredible prose made me want to savo [...]
boy do I feel like someone resurrected me from the dead badlyI wonder if anyone with bulky muscular arms is willing to hug me right now, I want to be compressed back to death because I ve decided to abandon humanity to become an orb of energy and light instead and just live photogenically until The Muse of Nightmares is out Beautiful and full of monsters All the best stories are How much money do you think I should invest in the search for immortality for Laini Taylor to keep her as a story tell [...]
Full Review Update I honestly still don t know what to rate this, so I m going with 3.5 stars Wow, so it took me nearly two months to finish this book Here s the thing The writing quite literally slays, and so does the characterization My struggle was this Half the time, I was sitting there in awe, thinking This is the best book EVER WRITTEN ahhh The other half It felt like wading through mud Sparkly, very very pretty mud, but mud nonetheless There would be pages and pages of descriptions and wh [...]
I TRULY DO NOT HAVE WORDS FOR HOW MUCH BEAUTIFUL PERFECTION THIS BOOK IS I need stars to give it omg I honestly feel like this is the most beautifully written book of evere words The marvellous exquisite combination of words just IT SLAYED ME It s all gods and monsters and librarians and the most lush and gorgeous dream landscapes and I cannnnn t I just can t with how wholly i loved it I got to this point reading it and was just like I never want this book to end thanks OKAY BUT CAN WE TALK ABO [...]
oooh, choice awards semifinalist for best YA fantasy what will happen laini taylor is a straight up godsend she s masterful at writing characters you care about, at building worlds down to the dust in the corner of a room, at creating conflicts that are analogous to a reader s experiences despite being set in imaginary realms populated by creatures not quite human, and she ll rip your heart out with zero regrets this book opens with the death of a character you ve never met, so your heart stays [...]
mahal A risk that will yield either tremendous reward or disastrous consequence.That s really the heart of what every reader desires in a fantasy world, right Where there is no great risk, there is nothing worth losing, and where there is nothing worth losing, there is nothing worth reading Perhaps that is the pinnacle of this book s excellence, but it s certainly not it s only great feature I knew from the moment I dove in that this story would be special the three pages of prologue were beaut [...]
YES PRINTZ HONOR You are in for a treat I mean, if you are a Laini Taylor fan and like her elaborate prose and rich worldbuilding and, let s be frank, romances with a whiff of instalove, I don t see how this book can disappoint you It surely didn t disappoint me.The story starts with a hungry orphan dreaming of a magic city beyond a vast desert where all kinds of wonders live And ends Well, I ll stop here because the biggest pleasure in reading Taylor s books is unspooling a wondrous yarn of her [...]
Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend.Lazlo Strange, abandoned orphan and bibliophile librarian, has nurtured an interest in fairy tales and legends since he was a boy His secret passion is studying the language and lore of the lost city of Weep Lazlo believes he ll never be brave enough to search for the forgotten city, but when a heroic figure known as the Godslayer arrives at his village in search of aid, the opportunity to cross the world is [...]
What a spectacular world Laini Taylor has crafted in this book Every once in awhile I enjoy a paranormal fantasy type of story, but it definitely isn t my go to genre Yet, Laini Taylor has managed to suck me in once again The beauty of her words and the vivid imagery that she creates never ceases to amaze me This book centers on Lazlo Strange, aka Strange the Dreamer An orphan, he has never really had a home or felt like he fit in The closest he s come to a sense of normalcy is during his time i [...]
11 19 2017 GET IT HERE ON AUDIBLE DAILY DEAL 5.95 That is a freakin steal oh my god Peculiar Resplendent Gripping.These are just a couple of words that race through my mind when I consider Strange the Dreamer Laini Taylor has solidified her spot as one of my favorite authors with this release I am unapologetically in love with her style of writing I am a shameless worshiper of her artistry for willing forth magnificent worlds characters scenarios from her pen I devour her books like oxygen.Befor [...]
As a boy at the abbey, stories had been Lazlo s only wealth He was richer now.Now he had books.Those of you who ve been following my reviews and rant views for a while, already know that my first experience with Laini Taylor and her Daughter of was a complete failure.I kind of enjoyed the writing, even if I found it a little pompous and confusing, and the plot was not bad either, but my main problems were the characters and their interactions I couldn t be happier to admit that Strange the Dream [...]
MAGIC It does exist.
All the stars Never wanted this book to end.
UPDATE I MADE FANART GUYSs347otobucket user emmaThis is one of the most beautiful and creative books I ve ever read, and I needed to try to get some of its gorgeous imagery onto paper I was extremely skeptical of the hype before reading this I d read Daughter of Smoke and Bone and didn t care for it, and honestly expected this to go the same way I could not have been wrong Strange the Dreamer is a beautiful story, but the word beautiful doesn t even seem to do it justice It reads like a fairy t [...]
I don t know if it s the unbelievably stupid fucking actions of Lazlo in the last fifteen pages, or the fact that I could not force myself to give a single solitary shit about Sarai, or the fact that this book scraaaaaaped to its conclusion at a grandfatherly pace, but I turn the last page in a fit of rage why, Laini Taylor Why My rating is generous, rage considered I accidentally bought two copies of this, and then we ended up with three copies total in the house, and while it s certainly beaut [...]
I m going to try my very best to not kiss ass to this book lol but you guys my mind is blown, okay I will, forever and always, be starstruck whenever I think of this masterpiece of a novel.The plot has elements of awesome character developmentpolitical intrigue that heavily applies to our world todayhealthy romantic relationship my babies are so pure, they need to be protected at all costs friends and familyaction and ghosts.Strange the Dreamer is a book that I believe can be it s very own genre [...]
I need stars This book was incredible and heartbreaking and magical and shattering and mystical and ruinous and absolutely everything I ve ever wanted in my life Laini Taylor has to be one of the most talented writers I ve ever read works from Her ability to capture and create magic is just breath taking Her characters, her worlds, her language, her story everything about this book has wrapped itself around my heart and probably won t let go for a very long time YouTube Review to come, once I v [...]
What a great book I had heard good things and it did not disappoint.Taylor knows how to world build She took me to a place we have never been, that has its own set of rules, its own history, its own mythology, etc and in under 100 pages I was comfortable with the reality she had created Also, while world building, she didn t spend time stopping the story to set up the world for us Instead, it was seamlessly integrated with the story so that as we got to know the characters and their actions, we [...]
EDIT 11 05 2017 I m reposting my review to share with you a funny thing related to this book that has been happening to me these past weeks I read Strange the Dreamer a month ago, and just before I started it, an abominably underestimated Italian singer that I love, Ilaria Porceddu, released a new album I listened to it over and over again mostly while I was reading Strange the Dreamer, and recently I ve realised that whenever I think of this book, the thought comes, always, with its personal so [...]
It s been 3 months since I read this book and I haven t been able to stop thinking about it since Someone save me from my painHELLO FRIENDS I HAVE RETURNED BECAUSE WHY ISNT THERE MUCH HYPE AROUND SARAI I know Lazlo is fucking incredible but like CAN WE TALK ABOUT SARAI That chick is so damn cool She s blue She has the weirdest and most fascinating abilities and I am damn impressed by her Can we get hype around her please because THAT GIRL IS KILLIN IT AND NO ONE SEEMS TO BE APPRECIATING HER Als [...]
full review finally upThis book put me in a slump and ruined my life It has taken me FOREVER to make any progress on this book for multiple reasons let s discuss.1 The WritingThe writing is absolutely magical Laini definitely has a talent with words She can describe emotions as if they are being felt and build vivid scenes that are practically tangible But is there such a thing as too much of a good thing Yes, yes there is.Although everything was gorgeously described, it was also so elaborate th [...]
I THOUGHT I WAS PREPARED FOR THIS BOOK AND I WAS NOT AT ALL I HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS SO MANY FEELINGS.I am both needing and DREADING the next book because these feelings will only INTENSIFY.Man I LOVED this world and I love these characters so much OMGGGG
earlier i was feeling anxious and therefore couldn t fall asleep so i randomly picked this book up because i remembered that reading it felt like a magical bedtime storynow it s 3am and my mind s at ease and i feel warm and content and my heart is filled with pure joy i guess i ll be rereading the entirety of this book now a little bit of it every time i can t sleep until i m so swept up in this weird fantastical world that i won t even have one single bad thought left i won t even partake in th [...]
Audible Daily Deal Sale until 28Jan18 5.954.5 Perfectly Delightful Shade of Blue StarsThis was an incredibly beautifully told part of a story It is a dualogy so consider this the first half The writing was impressive, full of wonder, elegance and felt like I was dancing with words It was beautiful and terrible and full of monsters Laini Taylor writes like I think other people dream There are stories within her stories I adore her prose and the way she can turn something ordinary into something c [...]
Find this review and others on my blog Flipping Through the Pages TW Mentions of non consensual sex rapeI want to preface this review by saying I find it extraordinarily difficult to review anything by Laini Taylor in a coherent manner From her 35 page story in Lips Touch Three Times, to the entire Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I find everything she writes absolutely remarkable.So Strange the Dreamer was everything I wanted it to be and MORE.It s no surprise to me that Laini Taylor s writing was w [...]